“World Read Aloud Day is celebrated on the first Wednesday in February and takes place on February 7 this year. This is a day dedicated not just to reading, but to the art and practice of reading aloud. Stories were passed down from generation to generation even before writing was invented. Oral forms of storytelling were the earliest way of preserving human knowledge, insight, and creativity. This day helps us bring this tradition back to reading while promoting literacy”. ~Scholastic Inc.
The Bonilla Family of Philadelphia, PA.
prizes: 1 loaded book box & $30.00
The Barth Family of Wisconsin
prize: 1 loaded book box & $20.00
“Reading aloud is something usually associated with children or unsophisticated readers, a remedial technique to be phased out as soon as people learn to read silently. But a growing body of research suggests that reading out loud may actually have significant cognitive benefits — even for experienced readers.”~Dylan Hendricks (2018)
“Reading aloud teaches children of all ages to associate reading with pleasure and provides them with a reading role model, all while developing their vocabulary and background knowledge. It also develops speaking, listening, and attention skills; and widens students’ views of the world.”~ Classroom Management (2015)
‘So parents and caregivers, let’s start reading! Here are 10 reasons to read aloud:
PSCF‘s 3rd Summer Reading Cohort